The worst films of 2008


Given the lack of interesting policy news this time of year, I'm going to use the holidays to indulge another interest on this blog. Specifically: movies. Having been to the cinema more than 50 times this year (I know, misspent youth...), I feel I can do the subject some justice. So in the run up to the New Year, I'm going to be counting down my top ten films of the year, starting on December 21 and concluding on New Year's Eve. But before we get to that, here's a round up of the three worst films I've sat through in 2008:

#3: RocknRolla is Guy Ritchie's third stinker in a row (after Swept Away and Revolver). It was so bad I almost walked out more than once. Incoherent and populated by deeply annoying characters, RocknRolla is a far cry from Ritchie's Brit-gangster classic, Snatch. Shame too, because you can tell he's really trying.

#2: Zack and Miri make a Porno
is every bit as bad as the title suggests. It's too long, too crude, and not remotely funny – a pretty serious flaw for a supposed comedy.

#1: Righteous Kill should have been great. Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro in the same film? How can you go wrong? Well, a woefully bad script is a good start, and a complete lack of suspense (this is meant to be a thriller) coupled with a monumentally stupid plot twist seals the deal. Just watch Heat again instead.